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Hospital Nurse III

Company: State of Maine
Location: Augusta
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Opening Date: October 31, 2022
Closing Date: November 30, 2022 Job Class Code: 4135
Grade: 22 Salary: $35.13 - $42.75 per hour****This includes a $0.60/hour Institutional Stipend, as well as an additional $10.00/hour Recruitment Stipend. In addition, candidates may qualify for $200/month nursing-student-loan reimbursement.
Additional shift differential $2.00/hour while working 2nd shift hours
Additional shift differential $3.00/hour while working 3rd shift hours
Additional weekend differential $2.10/hour while working weekend hours Agency information: The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers. Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) is a 92-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, RPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create. A Typical Day Includes: As RPC's newest Hospital Nurse III, you will supervise and apply proper nursing principles, practices, and techniques in the care and custody of hospital patients who are emotionally, mentally, and/or physically ill. These positions require a highly-motivated individual who can adapt quickly in a fast paced, demanding work situation. You must demonstrate a high level of critical-thinking skills that allows you to process a large amount of information, discern the overall scope of a situation, and make sound decisions based on the information, experience, and knowledge of systems and your scope of practice. You must demonstrate good communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and be able to articulate and employ the Mission, Vision, and Values of RPC with our staff as well as with community providers. Supervision will be exercised over a staff of professional and paraprofessional personnel. Work is performed under limited supervision. To be successful you must be able to: Planning, developing, and implementing treatment plans for patients upon identification of problems in order to establish individualized treatment goals; and provide treatment to meet those goals.
Instructing direct care staff in nursing procedures and techniques in order to ensure knowledgeable and effective personnel are delivering safe and therapeutic care to patients.
Administering and monitoring effects of medications for hospitalized patients.
Providing coverage for Nurse Supervisor's office when assigned. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field and two (2) years of professional nursing experience -OR- graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years of professional nursing experience. Experience must include one (1) year overseeing and providing medical and/or psychiatric nursing care in a hospital facility. Application Information: For additional information about this position or to request a paper application, please contact Angela Thorpe at 207-624-4672 or email angela.thorpe@maine.gov. To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. BENEFITS: No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-"Dirigo" or "I lead"-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including: Work-Life Balance - Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
Health Insurance Coverage - The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80 - $11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
Health Insurance Premium Credit - Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
Dental Insurance - The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
Retirement Plan - The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
Gym Membership Reimbursement - Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts - Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness - The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
Living Resources Program - Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation - Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. INDRPC

Keywords: State of Maine, New England , Hospital Nurse III, Healthcare , Augusta, Northeast

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